1997–98 IHL season

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The 1997–98 IHL season was the 53rd season of the International Hockey League, a North American minor professional league. 18 teams participated in the regular season, and the Chicago Wolves won the Turner Cup. Gordie Howe came out of retirement to play one shift for the Detroit Vipers in the middle of this season.

Regular season[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Central Division GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
Fort Wayne Komets 82 47 29 0 6 270 243 100
Cincinnati Cyclones 82 40 30 0 12 275 254 92
Indianapolis Ice 82 40 36 0 6 245 261 86
Cleveland Lumberjacks 82 35 37 0 10 228 262 80
Michigan K-Wings 82 36 39 0 7 223 261 79
Northeast Division GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
Detroit Vipers 82 47 20 0 15 267 232 109
Orlando Solar Bears 82 42 30 0 10 258 251 94
Grand Rapids Griffins 82 38 31 0 13 225 242 89
Québec Rafales 82 27 48 0 7 211 292 61

Western Conference[edit]

Midwest Division GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
Chicago Wolves 82 55 24 0 3 301 258 113
Kansas City Blades 82 41 29 0 12 269 258 94
Milwaukee Admirals 82 43 34 0 5 267 262 91
Manitoba Moose 82 39 36 0 7 269 254 85
Southwest Division GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
Long Beach Ice Dogs 82 53 20 0 9 282 210 115
Houston Aeros 82 50 22 0 10 268 214 110
Utah Grizzlies 82 47 27 0 8 276 234 102
Las Vegas Thunder 82 33 39 0 10 260 305 76
San Antonio Dragons 82 25 49 0 8 233 334 58

Turner Cup-Playoffs[edit]

The banner honoring the Chicago Wolves 1998 Turner Cup Championship hanging in the Allstate Arena
Turner Cup-1/8 Finals Turner Cup-Quarterfinals Turner Cup-Semifinals Turner Cup-Final
            
NE1 Detroit Vipers 3
C5 Michigan K-Wings 1
NE1 Detroit Vipers 4
C2 Cincinnati Cyclones 2
C2 Cincinnati Cyclones 3
NE3 Grand Rapids Griffins 0
NE1 Detroit Vipers 4
Eastern Conference
NE2 Orlando Solar Bears 2
NE2 Orlando Solar Bears 3
C3 Indianapolis Ice 2
NE2 Orlando Solar Bears 4
C4 Cleveland Lumberjacks 2
C1 Fort Wayne Komets 1
C4 Cleveland Lumberjacks 3
NE1 Detroit Vipers 3
MW1 Chicago Wolves 4
SW1 Long Beach Ice Dogs 3
SW4 Las Vegas Thunder 1
SW1 Long Beach Ice Dogs 4
MW2 Kansas City Blades 3
MW2 Kansas City Blades 3
SW3 Utah Grizzlies 1
SW1 Long Beach Ice Dogs 2
Western Conference
MW1 Chicago Wolves 4
MW1 Chicago Wolves 3
MW4 Manitoba Moose 0
MW1 Chicago Wolves 4
MW3 Milwaukee Admirals 2
SW2 Houston Aeros 1
MW3 Milwaukee Admirals 3

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